Astute legal practitioner, lawyer Kwame Ntwo Fianko has declared his full fleshed support to former Ghana Football Association (GFA) vice president George Afriyie in race for the vacant post at the FA.
The FA seat became vacant after former president Kwesi Nyantakyi resigned from his post in June last year following an Anas Aremeyaw Anas expose on football corruption, which the former was caught on tape to have engage in activities contrary to the laws of the game.
In view of this, the FA was disbanded and a Normalization Committee formed to help sanitize the system and rid off any possible chance of future corruption by its members.
With the NC getting ready to layout a road map and criteria to meet for the FA presidential position, Afriyie, who was once ousted by Nyantakyi during his tenure of office, has been on campaign tour from region to region canvassing for votes from electorates to help him claim the top position at the FA.
He has however received an unflinching support from former Division One League Board (DOL) Ntow Fianko, throwing his weight behind the Okyeman Planners owner.
“I support George Afriyie strongly for the GFA post with no fears,” Kumasi-based New Mercury
“Throughout my life, all those I have supported and campaigned for in race for the top post have come out victorious. I am not saying he will win on a silver platter but we are campaigning. The 2005 electorates are not the same members we have today so anything can happen
“I have won all my four elections I stood at the GFA with no one contesting me. I have used one week to contest for GHALCA Vice chairman and I won as well. I have never lost an election at the GFA.
“We are hoping and praying George wins because we have come to a new era. I support him 100% with all my life, knowledge, everything and, I am a key proponent in his campaign team, he added.
The race for the FA president won’t come easy for George Afriyie as he faces stiff contest from Dreams FC owner, Kurt Okraku, Tema Youth Chairman Winfred Osei Palmer, current GHALCA Chairman Kudjoe Fianoo and Phar Rangers President Nana Yaw Ampomah.